No new liquor shops in Delhi this year, says Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that no new liquor shops will be opened in the national capital this year.

He said that Mohalla Sabhas will take a call on whether the existing liquor shops ought to be relocated.

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He told ANI: “No new liquor shops will be opened in Delhi this. As far as existing shops are concerned, Mohalla Sabha will take the final call if a particular liquor shop needs to be relocated.”

This came after Kejriwal’s former colleague, Yogendra Yadav, had attacked his government for promoting wine shops in the city.

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Alleging that 58 wine shops have opened up in Delh ever since the AAP government came to power, Swaraj Abhiyan had demanded closure of a liquor outlet in Kotla- Mukabarpur.

Claiming that the shop was opened in Kotla-Mukabarpur despite protests from locals, Swaraj Abhiyan, an organisation led by expelled AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, said if it is not shut by August 10, a movement will be launched.

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